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Portland Timbers vs. DC United MLS Soccer Betting Odds & Picks

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Portland Timbers vs. DC United Sportsbook Previe

Although they boast the likes of Wayne Rooney, DC United is still sitting near the bottom of the MLS. Granted, Rooney just recently joined their ranks and he has undoubtedly made an impact. The question is, will that impact be enough to turn United’s season around? Or at the very least, will it be enough to get the MLS soccer betting win in the Portland Timbers vs. DC United matchup? Let’s check on the sports betting odds to see what kind of chances they’re giving DC at home.

Portland Timbers vs. DC United – Wednesday, August 15th

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: Audi Field, Washington, D.C.


Stream: Watch ESPN, MLS TV

MLS Soccer Betting Odds:

Portland Timbers +½ (-102) 3 (-119) +274
DC United -½ (-113) 3 (+104) -112
Portland Timbers/DC United Draw +320/td>
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Portland Timbers   

The Timbers fall into this Wednesday night matchup sporting a 10-7-4 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the Western Conference. With a 37-point tally on the season, Portland is currently 5-points away from tying with the conference leading FC Dallas. However, Portland needs a win to keep their current ranking since two teams, LA Galaxy and LAFC, are right on their heels with 36-points on the season. Fortunately for the Timbers, they’ll be going up against a team that ranks dead last in the Eastern Conference. However, they’ll also be going up a team that’s undefeated in their last 3 matchups. By the looks of it, the MLS soccer betting odds are sticking with DC at home. Diego Valeri might have something to say about that.

Players to Watch: Diego Valeri (21 GP, 9 G, 8 A), Samuel Armenteros (19 GP, 7 G, 1 A), and Sebastian Blanco (19 GP, 6 G, 3 A).

DC United

The United charge into this matchup sporting a disappointing 5-6-9 record. However, as aforementioned, DC United is undefeated in their last 3 matchups. With a little bit of luck, United should have no problem picking up another win at home. Rooney has been impactful for the team, delivering 1 goal and 3 assists in just 6 games played. Keep an eye on him as he’ll be looking to win over some more sponsors this evening.

Players to Watch: Yamil Asad (20 GP, 9 G, 2 A), Darren Mattocks (18 GP, 8 G, 0 A), and Luciano Acosta (19 GP, 4 G, 8 A).

Portland Timbers vs. DC United Betting Predictions


  • DC United is 3-0-1 SU at home in their last 10 games
  • DC United is 4-1-1 SU at home this season
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of DC United’s 6 home games this season
  • Portland is 3-4-3 SU on the road this season
  • Portland is 1-2-0 SU on the road in their last 3 away games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Portland’s 9 away games this season
Portland Timbers vs. DC United Betting Picks

So which side should players learning how to bet MLS matches online take in this Portland Timbers vs. DC United matchup? All in all, this game is a bit of a tossup. The United are having a tough season and it seems that they’re only favored because of Rooney. Having said that, it might be wiser to take the upset odds on Portland. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 1-0 Portland.